Daterra Coffee - Sustainability at the source

Daterra Coffee - Sustainability at the source

A common phrase known around the coffee world is the process of farm to cup, a big factor involved in this is the supply chain process. It’s easy to forget the lengthy process that allows us to sip a tasty coffee on our morning commute but there’s more to it than meets the eye.
Bruno de Souza

Travelling with the inimitable Bruno de Souza: Notes from Minas Gerais, Brazil

Its 2021 and we are all reminiscing about past travel experiences in the absence of the freedom to do so. Life has become so routine that its hard to remember life being different, so its a great pleasure to share some notes with you from a trip a seemingly way back in time now, especially as its very relevant to our coffee offering this year.
Q&A with Daterra Estate: The Reforestation Project

Q&A with Daterra Estate: The Reforestation Project

We’re bringing you news from our friends at Daterra in Brazil. This eco-focussed estate is the source of our customer favourite coffee The Baron. They hold some of the best sustainability credentials in the industry, becoming the first coffee farm in the world to receive Level A Certification from the Rainforest Alliance.
World Brewers Cup — the Blog

World Brewers Cup — the Blog

Welcome back guys! Have you recovered yet?

Matt: Only just, silly season is upon us and we’re straight back into full on work. It’s nice to get a chance like this to reflect upon the experience properly.  

LL: I think so. It’s actually quite good to be back and catch up with life and work, not to mention having the full brain capacity to do so.

How did you go about all of this? How do you prepare for the world stage?

Road to the Brewer's Cup - Lisa-Laura Verhoest

Road to the Brewer's Cup - Lisa-Laura Verhoest

Our very own Lisa-Laura won the UK Brewer's Championship this year and here she writes about her experience and talks about preparing for the World Brewer's Cup in November.

Our Origin Trip to Daterra Estate: Part 2

Our Origin Trip to Daterra Estate: Part 2

Brazil is the biggest producer of coffee in the world.

It's too expensive to produce coffee there in the same way it is picked and processed in Ethiopia, Kenya, or Guatemala. There's no abundance of low-cost labour to do these jobs in most coffee-producing areas of Brazil. This is fortunate for labourers, as they have options, and means that Brazil instead needs to turn to innovation and technology to get the job done in an efficient and cost-effective manner.

Origin Trip to Brazil: Bruno de Sousa, Academia do Cafe

Origin Trip to Brazil: Bruno de Sousa, Academia do Cafe

The Climpson & Friends Brazil Trip of 2016 took a twist after Daterra Estate hosted us, when Bruno de Sousa turned up to drive us further into Minas Gerais, stopping at Sites of Coffee Significance along the way. These included the freshly planted Fazenda Lavirinha (demonstrating how diversity of crops can be a sustainable model for farmers, without compromising quality) and a visit to a commodity coffee dry mill in Campos Altos (where quality coffees exist amongst the lower grades but generally are all treated equally and sold at the lower end of “commodity” pricing).